Powering our future with naturally replenished energy sources.
Taking care of Mississippi’s future means investing in renewable energy today. At Cooperative Energy, we are incorporating more green power resources to help protect Mississippi’s environment and keep our air and water clean for future generations. Plus, maintaining a mix of diverse energy sources helps protect both power availability and affordability, keeping your lights on and your energy bills low.
With solar energy, the future is bright.
Solar power is a leading form of environmentally friendly energy. Panels are used to collect sunlight, which is then converted into electricity. Our members asked for solar power and it’s just one way we help keep the environment clean where we work, live and play.
Small solar sites
We currently operate five small-scale solar sites at Coahoma, Coast, Delta, Singing River and Southern Pine electric power cooperatives. Each installation is 100 kilowatts or less. Starting with small solar facilities across the state allowed us to determine the best location, technology and proper configurations for future solar facilities. We’re making certain our investments are sound, economical and successful for our members.
Learn more about solar at MyElectricCooperative.com.
Newest solar venture
Construction began in April 2017 on a 52 MW solar energy facility in Lamar County that covers 540 acres. Origis Energy is constructing and will operate the electric generation site. Cooperative Energy will purchase all power produced at the location. At completion of the facility in December 2017, the site will encompass approximately 208,000 photovoltaic solar panels.
Harnessing the power of water.
Hydropower is a cost-effective, renewable and reliable resource. Cooperative Energy receives wholesale hydropower from several reservoirs and dams operated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA), which is headquartered in Georgia.
We’re not just powering your home. We’re protecting how you recharge.
In Mississippi, enjoying the outdoors is how many of us recharge. So we’re working hard to protect the natural environment we all enjoy. We’ve already invested over $621 million in the last six years to reduce emissions and to improve the overall efficiency of our existing generating fleet. And we’re not done yet.
Keeping it Clean
Since 2005, the Cooperative Energy Member Systems have reduced carbon emissions over 40%. Investing in hydro and solar, and eventually adding wind, will further reduce harmful emissions.
Each of our electric cooperatives reaches out on a local level to help make communities a better place. We participate in Adopt-a-Highway, Habitat for Humanity, Earth Day programs and many more.
Learn more about how we work to protect our environment at MyElectricCooperative.com.